units

PTY3000

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Physiotherapy
OfferedPeninsula Full year 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Jenny Keating

Synopsis

The Honours Research Proposal unit extends research training provided to students in the BPT by providing individualised and group supervision in developing a focused research proposal (4,500 words), applying for and obtaining ethics approval and commencing data collection. Students will have opportunities to advance their understanding of data analysis methods required to interpret data collected during the course of the proposed research, prepare and submit an application for approval to the relevant ethics committees and present their research proposal to staff and students. The research proposal will contribute 15% to the final honours grade.

Outcomes

At completion of the subject Honours Research Proposal students will have demonstrated that they can:

  1. Collaborate with an academic supervisor;
  2. Develop a focused research proposal;
  3. Propose data analysis methods that are appropriate for analysis and interpretation of data collected during the course of their proposed research;
  4. Present a research proposal to staff and students and modify the proposal with consideration of feedback;
  5. Prepare and submit an application for approval to conduct the project to the relevant ethics committees;
  6. Adhere to project timelines.

Assessment

Hurdle requirement - Professional conduct: Students are required to demonstrate professional behaviour in communication (written or verbal) with department staff and clinical educators in order to pass the unit.

Hurdle requirement minimum of 80% attendance at seminars, presentation of the research proposal (hurdle requirement, formative assessment), submission of the written research proposal (4,500 words): summative assessment 100%.

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Students are required to attend fortnightly research seminars during Year 3 of the BPT when not on clinical placement. Students are expected to undertake approximately 6 hours per week of study to construct the research proposal, and prepare the presentation of the research proposal, apply for and obtain ethics approval, submit the research proposal for assessment (4,500 words) and commence data collection.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Available to students enrolled in the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Prohibitions

Available to students enrolled in the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

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